Fundraising Tools & Resources

PanCAN PurpleStride is the #1 way PanCAN raises money to fight pancreatic cancer. Because of you, PanCAN can make progress toward its mission to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer.

Use the resources and tips on this page to boost your fundraising and reach (or exceed!) your goal. Every dollar you raise makes a difference.

If you're a PurpleStride Team Captain, make sure to check out the tools and resources we created to help you build and coach your team.


GET STARTED

By registering, you'll create an account in the PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard, our online fundraising hub (formerly My Strider Central). Use your PurpleStride Dashboard to take a few easy steps to kick off your fundraising efforts:

  1. Set your fundraising goal. We recommend a minimum goal of $200 but encourage you to reach for the stars! If you raise $1,000 or more, you'll join the PanCAN PurpleStride Grand Club and receive an exclusive gift!
  2. Personalize your fundraising page with your photo and your personal story. When friends and family know why you're taking steps against pancreatic cancer at PanCAN PurpleStride, they'll be more motivated to support you and this cause that you care so much about.
  3. Connect your page to Facebook Fundraiser. Facebook Fundraiser creates a special page on Facebook where you can invite people to follow updates you post and to donate towards your goal. Striders who connect to Facebook Fundraiser raise 5 times more than those who don't!
  4. Download the PurpleStride app. The app is another great way to personalize and send pre-written messages through email, text, and social media. We have messages for you to ask for support, and to thank those who donated.
  5. Make a personal donation. If you haven't already done so, donate to your own fundraiser. Striders who make a personal donation raise twice as much as those who don't!

Your PurpleStride Dashboard (and the PurpleStride app) includes prewritten fundraising and thank-you messages you can personalize and send to your friends and family via email and social media. Reach out early and often using these tools!

GET CREATIVE!

There are lots of ways to raise funds for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Here are a few ideas other Striders used to reach their goals. The sky's the limit — you may get even more creative! Have fun and let us know what you did on social media using the hashtag #PurpleStride.

  • Get 8 people to "sponsor" you for $25 each.
  • Ask 10 coworkers to contribute at least $10 and ask your employer to match their donations. Learn more about Matching Gifts.
  • Post on your Facebook Fundraiser, challenging 40 people to give up their coffee for a day and instead donate $5 to pancreatic cancer research.
  • Ask friends to donate to your PurpleStride fundraising goal instead of giving you a birthday or holiday gift.
  • Do you knit scarves, sew pillows, paint or make candles in your downtime? Sell your crafts on sites like Etsy and donate the income. Or host a class and ask for a $10 donation to participate.
  • Host a game night, chili cook-off, ice cream social, lemonade stand or bake sale. Charge an entry fee if you're doing a contest, or just charge for the treats!
  • Hide treats in your community and send friends on a scavenger hunt adventure — charge a $5 fee for entry.
  • From dodgeball to volleyball to golf, consider hosting a sports tourney with a fee for participating teams.
  • Host an exercise class challenge. Include your yoga, Zumba or spin class in your efforts.
  • Host a talent show or dance marathon and show off your skills in exchange for donations.

GET YOUR COMPANY INVOLVED

Are you an employer wanting to support PanCAN PurpleStride participants in your company?

  • Match employees' fundraising dollars
  • Give prizes to the individual and/or team that raises the most money
  • Provide space for team meetings
  • Recognize Team Captains and top fundraisers online and in the office
  • Promote the event on company bulletin boards and in newsletters.

Are you a staff member wanting your company to support your PurpleStride efforts?

  • Ask your employer to offer casual dress or a half-day off for employees who join your team or donate $10 (or more!)
  • Ask company leadership to participate with employees great for visibility and morale!
  • Ask your company to provide matching gifts. Learn more about Matching Gifts.

FUNDRAISING TOOLKITS AND TEMPLATES

PANCAN PURPLESTRIDE FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT

Looking for more fundraising ideas? Use this toolkit for detailed information on tips and tricks.



4 Easy Fundraising Tips

Looking for quick and easy ways to reach your goals? Check out these four easy tips.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA

CONNECT YOUR FUNDRAISER TO FACEBOOK

Striders who connect to Facebook Fundraiser through their PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard raise an average of 5x more than those who don't! Log into your PurpleStride Dashboard and click Connect to Facebook Fundraiser. Once connected, invite friends, share updates, track progress and collect donations. Learn more here.



Shareable Graphics

Download and post these graphics in your social media accounts to raise awareness about PurpleStride and show your friends how their donation makes a difference.

Sample Social Media Messaging

Use any (or all!) of these sample posts on your social media channels to let your friends know how their donation makes a big impact. Don't forget to add a link to your personal fundraising page, and a photo or one of the graphics above.

  • Join me in the fight against #pancreaticcancer! Every dollar makes a difference and moves me closer to my fundraising goal to support patients and their families! [add link to your fundraising page]
  • Your donation makes a BIG difference for #pancreaticcancer! Support my #PurpleStride participation and fund life-changing programs and services for patients and families! [add link to your fundraising page]
  • It's FREE to join my #PurpleStride team! Register as a PurpleStride participant today to help me and @PanCAN raise awareness and funds for #pancreaticcancer! [add link to your fundraising page]
  • I'm striding with @PanCAN to fight #pancreaticcancer! Join my #PurpleStride team for free — then kickstart your own fundraising efforts for this great cause! [add link to your fundraising personal or team page]
  • Raid your piggybank and make a donation to my @PanCAN #PurpleStride team! Every single dollar makes a difference for #pancreaticcancer patients. [add link to your fundraising personal or team page]
  • When you donate to my @PanCAN #PurpleStride team, you fund life-changing support for #pancreaticcancer patients. Make a donation — every dollar makes a difference! [add link to your fundraising personal or team page]

EMAIL TEMPLATES

Participants who send fundraising emails raise twice as much as those who don't, and we made sending them easy with your PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard or the PurpleStride app. Just log in, click Send Fundraising Messages to Friends & Family and use one of the email templates to ask for support. Make it personal by sharing why you're participating in PurpleStride.

Don't limit yourself to these messages — turn every email into an opportunity! Log in to your PanCAN PurpleStride Dashboard, click Send Fundraising Messages to Friends & Family, then the Email Signature tab for instructions on how to add our email badge to your personal and work email accounts. Your badge will update recipients about your fundraising progress and inspire them to donate.

PanCAN PurpleStride App

To download the app, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play, search for “PurpleStride,” and download. Or just click the link below!


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To login, click the app icon on your phone and enter the username and password you used to register for the event.


With the app, you can:

  • Update your personal page with your photo and story
  • Create and access your Facebook Fundraiser
  • Ask for donations and thank donors through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, WhatsApp, text and email
  • Schedule posts to Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Earn badges to celebrate the steps you're taking
  • View your fundraising progress
  • Easily increase your fundraising goal

In addition, if you are a Team Captain, you can also:

  • Send messages to recruit friends and family to join your team
  • View your team's fundraising goal and progress
  • Send messages to individuals on your team

...all from the palm of your hand!


For more details on how to use the app, visit the PanCAN PurpleStride Fundraising Toolkit or the PanCAN PurpleStride Team Captain Guide.

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